||CULTURE AND COGNITION STUDENTS
- Junehui Ahn, 3rd-year Anthropology (Ethnology).
Children’s understanding of emotions, anthropology of childhood, folk psychology, domain-specificity.
My current project: Children’s Acquisition of Emotional Understanding in the U.S.: A Case Study of Storybook Reading Practices.
Populations/areas: Children in the U.S.
- Michael Baran, 6th-year Cultural Anthropology.
Development of social categories, especially race and ethnicity.
Populations/areas: children and adolescents from Northeast Brazil.
- Elizabeth Bartmess, 3rd-year Social Psychology.
Evolutionary psychology, modularity/domain-specificity, developing conceptions of 'kinds of people.'
Populations/areas: normally developing and autistic children.
- Mollie Callahan, 4th-year Linguistic Anthropology.
Political economies of language, folkbiology, expertise, knowledge acquisition, ethnomedicine, highland/lowland trade. Currently working with Kallawaya healers in Chari, Bolivia.
Populations/areas: medical/botanical experts, Bolivia, the Andes.
- Oona Cha, 3rd-year Social Psychology.
Processing of culturally dominant and nondominantself-construals and their role in everyday judgments; different natures of autobiographic memories across cultures and their potential impact on people's use of past information; suppressed thoughts and their potential consequences
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Populations/areas: East Asians (especially Koreans) and Americans, mostly college students.
- Toshie Imada, 1st-year Social Psychology.
Subjective well-being in socio-cultural contexts.
Populations/areas: Americans, Japanese.
- Karen Johnson, 5th-year Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology.
Archaeology of childhood, archaeology of religion, cognitive archaeology.
Populations/areas: in general, ancient Mediterranean world; specifically, Roman Egypt and prehistoric southwestern Iran.
- Nicola Knight, 4th-year Cognition and Perception and Cultural Anthropology.
Moral psychology, theory of mind, religion, cognitive anthropology.
Populations/areas: the Caribbean; Southern Europe.
- Cristine Legare, 1st-year Developmental Psychology.
I am interested in cognitive development, specifically causal reasoning, problem solving, and social cognition. My interests also include theory and research in cultural psychology and ethnographic methodology. For my current research I am investigating South African children's understanding of biological processes, specifically as they relate to causal reasoning and naive theories.
Populations/areas: sub-Saharan Africa.
- David Liu, 5th-year Developmental Psychology.
I'm interested in children's developing understanding of people's behavior and mental states and the social world.
I'm interested in cultural influences of children's cognitive development as well as the neurodevelopmental mechanisms related to conceptual development.
Populations/areas: Chinese children.
- Yuri Miyamoto, 3rd-year Social Psychology.
I am interested in the interplay between the cultural meaning system and our cognition. Specifically, I am focusing on the effect of communication practices and the perceptual environment on people's cognition.
Populations/areas: East Asia and the U.S.
- Yu Niiya, 3rd-year Social Psychology.
Failure in an important domain, universality and cultural differences in the experience of Amae, dialecticism in evaluative judgments.
Populations/areas: mainly Japanese and American.
- Hyekyung Park, 2nd-year Social Psychology.
Universality and cultural variation in self-serving bias, cultural differences in management of attention.
Populations/areas: Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Asian American (esp. bilinguals).
- Maria Alejandra Perez, 3rd-year Cultural Anthropology.
Anthropology of science and exploration with focus on caving exploration, representations of space, mapping and navigation.
Populations/areas: Venezuela, cavers everywhere.
To update your information, please send email to Elizabeth Bartmess. Last updated Nov 2003.